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Mount Norquay

Norquay Ski Day - March

Skiing & Snowboarding at Mt. Norquay!

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Norquay Ski Day - March

Time & Location

Mar 09, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mount Norquay, #2 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B4, Canada

About the Event

This event is also open to non-Roots families that would like to join us for a day on the slopes!

NOTE: LIFT TICKETS INCLUDED IN ALL OPTIONS (except 4/5 & Pass Holders).

Please read the details carefully to make sure you select the appropriate ticket(s) for your family. 

Registration Deadline: Monday, December 27, 2021

Minimum Numbers

We need a minimum of 20 participants to run the ski/snowboarding day, and there is a maximum of 100 participants.

Due to demand, we are offering a four-hour lesson for the January session. That being said, if we do not receive enough interest we will be changing the lesson to a two-hour format. Should that happen the difference in the ticket price will be refunded.

Recommended Ages

Students participating in skiing and snowboarding need to be 4 years or older.  Register your 4 or 5 year-old in their designated class, their lesson is shorter in length, everyone K-12 registers in Student Lessons.

Due to demand, we are offering a four-hour lesson for the January session. That being said, if we do not receive enough interest we will be changing the lesson to a two-hour format. Should that happen the difference in the ticket price will be refunded.  

Group Lessons:

  • Ages 4 & 5 lessons are two hours. 
  • Student lessons are four hours with a maximum ratio of 1:8.
  • Adult lessons will be two hours long and be adult-specific (not mixed groups with students). Minimum 3 adults per level. IF needed like levels (ex. 1 & 2) will be combined to meet minimums.  

The Canadian Ski and Snowboard Instructors Alliance certify all Mt. Norquay Snow Sports Centre instructors.

Rentals

If you are renting ski or snowboard gear from Norquay, then all gear needs to be returned by 3:30 pm. Lifts close at 4 pm so if you would like to stay longer than 3:30 pm it's recommended that you rent elsewhere.

Schedule

  • 9 - 9:30 am - Arrival and get geared up (NEED TO BE READY TO GO FOR LESSONS AT 10)
  • 10 am - 12 pm - 4 & 5, Student & Adult session with Norquay instructors
  • 12 pm - 1 pm - Lunch break
  • 1 pm - 3 pm - Student afternoon session with Norquay instructors
  • 3 pm - 4 pm - Skiing /snowboarding with chaperones or with friends
  • 3:30 pm - Rentals need to be returned to Pro Shop

Arrival

Once you arrive, proceed to the lodge, which is the building on your right as you walk towards the ski hill. If you are renting, your rental gear will be already waiting for you in the lodge. We need to have everyone ready to start their ski/ snowboard lesson by 10 am. If you are bringing your own gear you are able to put your boots on in the lodge, there is also a storage rack in our room. Each student will receive a lift ticket from the ski/snowboard instructor at the start of their lessons. Once lessons are underway the chaperones will receive their lift ticket for the day.

Adults/Chaperones

Adults are free to ski until they are required to chaperone. The special rates for adult lift tickets have been extended to us with the understanding that adults who take advantage of these will be available to chaperone kids if required once the lessons are done. These may be your kids or other kids.

Lodge/Food Adults and siblings that are not skiing are able to stay in the lodge during the day (unless Covid regulations change). Pack a lunch or there are options for purchasing food and free wi-fi. Please see COVID regulations below for more details.

After Lessons

Once the lessons are complete, the instructors will tell the students where they can ski or snowboard based on their ability. If Norquay staff see a child ski or snowboarding on terrain that they have not been instructed to be on (i.e a green skier going down a black run) then the staff may choose to cut up the child's lift ticket and end their day of skiing early.  

Clothing

Please note soft goods are not available to rent. Weather in the mountains can change without notice. We recommended that parents send their kids to Norquay with the following proper winter clothing:

  • Long underwear top and bottom
  • Ski/snowboard pants and jacket
  • Hats under helmets
  • Gloves or mitts (gore-tex/nylon outer shell)
  • Goggles
  • Neck tube or scarf (scarfs will need to be inside the jacket)
  • Please avoid cotton fabrics
  • If you have a learner, a spare of gloves is highly recommended

ABILITY LEVEL CLASSIFICATION

SKIERS (6+ years old)

  1. Never skied before.
  2. Been once or twice, familiar with sliding, familiar with equipment use & familiar with Magic Carpet.
  3. Can stop and turn on Magic Carpet, confident stopping on beginner terrain, confident turning on beginner terrain & confident use of Magic Carpet.
  4. Confident on green terrain, can stop in a snowplow on green terrain, can turn confidently in a snowplow on green terrain & familiar with the use of chairlifts.
  5. Confident on blue terrain, comfortable turning and stopping on blue terrain, can parallel turn on blue terrain, can Hockey Stop on blue terrain & familiar with the use of all types of lifts.
  6. Confident on black terrain, comfortable turning and stopping on black terrain, can parallel turn on blue terrain, comfortable in trees and bumps on blue terrain & can Hockey Stop on blue terrain.
  7. Confident anywhere on the mountain, can ski double black diamond terrain, parallel turns and Hockey Stops on black terrain, comfortable in bumps on black terrain & comfortable in tighter tree runs, on black terrain.

 SNOWBOARDERS (6+ years old) 

  1. Never snowboarded before. 
  2. Snowboarded once or twice can side-slip on the Magic Carpet on toe/heel edge, can stop with control on beginner terrain & comfortable on Magic Carpet. 
  3. Comfortable on beginner terrain, can pendulum left and right on toe/heel edge on green terrain, can stop with control on green terrain & can turn left/right on green terrain (not yet linking turns). 
  4. Comfortable on green terrain, can link turns on green terrain, can pendulum toe/heel edge on blue terrain & can stop with control on blue terrain. 
  5. Comfortable on blue terrain, can link turns on blue terrain, can pendulum toe/heel edge on black terrain & can stop in control on black terrain. 
  6. Comfortable on black terrain, can link turns on black terrain, can link turns in moguls on blue terrain & some knowledge of small Terrain Park features. 
  7. Confident Anywhere on the Mountain, Can Link Turns on Any Terrain, Can Link Turns in Moguls on Black Terrain, Can Link Turns in Treed Areas & Basic Knowledge of Terrain Park Features and Skills.  

ADULTS (18+ years old) 

  1. Learn To Ski or Snowboard: Never skied or snowboarded before. It covers the basic skills needed to get sliding on your own.
  2. Once or Twice: This is designed to get you from the beginner area to a groomed Green Run. You should be able to stop and change direction and move around obstacles.
  3. Green Runners: This level is designed so you can gain more confidence on all green runs and green moguls.
  4. Blue Runners: This level is designed so you can gain confidence in groomed and non groomed blue runs and green moguls.
  5. Black Diamond runners: At this level, you must be able to ski on groomed black runs in parallel. You must have constant round turns with edge grip in the fall line on any groomed black run.

Park Rates:

Skiers must be able to ski in a parallel and stop on demand on groomed green and blue runs. 

Snowboarders must be able to turn and stop on demand on green runs.  

P1: Intro to Park: This session will introduce participants to the terrain park by developing prerequisite skills, terrain park safety, and etiquette to get you going in freestyle terrain confidently.

P2: Park Progression: These lessons are designed for skier/boarders that are comfortable on blue runs, in the trees, in variable terrain, and are already riding small features in the terrain park. Students will gain a stronger foundation for safety, ride different features, and create variations of movements.  

Cancellation Policy:

Sorry, no refunds.

COVID Regulations

  1.  Norquay is participating in the REP program. Because we are a school-based activity K-12 students will not be screened. Proof of vaccination, along with government-issued identification is required for those 18 years or older. An Alberta Government-approved, privately paid negative rapid test taken within 72 hours will also be accepted, as will valid medical exemptions as required by the Alberta Government.
  2. Norquay staff will be checking adult proof of vaccination or negative rapid tests for those wishing to pass the drop-off zone.
  3. Masks must be worn while waiting in line for a lift and while on the lift. Getting the kids a face warmer or snood that they can pull up while in line for the lift is easiest.
  4. Masks (non-medical masks, not balaclavas or neck gaiters) are required in the lodge except when eating or drinking at your table. Tables have been socially distanced in the lodge.
  5. Social distancing is expected.

WAIVER

IMPORTANT! The student waiver and info form (linked below) need to be filled out for each person taking a lesson or renting equipment. A physical printout must be brought to the ski hill and handed in at the registration desk on the day of the trip or you will not be allowed to participate. Make sure the participant also initials and signs (yes, children need to sign by printing their name) where required.

>> Norquay Student Info and Waiver <<

Contact

Cheri Janzen, 587-433-2648, cheri.janzen@gmail.com

NOTE: LIFT TICKETS INCLUDED IN ALL OPTIONS (except 4/5 & Pass Holders).

Please read the details carefully to make sure you select the appropriate ticket(s) for your family. 

Tickets

Price

Quantity

Total

  • K-12 Ski Lesson

    $48

    Student (K-12) Lift Ticket and Ski Lesson (no rentals)

    $48

    0

    $0

  • K-12 Snowboard Lesson

    $48

    Student (K-12) Lift Ticket and Snowboard Lesson (no rentals)

    $48

    0

    $0

  • K-12 Ski Lesson & Rental

    $63.50

    Student (K-12) Lift Ticket, Ski Lesson, and Ski Rentals

    $63.50

    0

    $0

  • K-12 Snowboard Lesson & Rental

    $63.50

    Student (K-12) Lift Ticket, Snowboard Lesson and Snowboard Rentals.

    $63.50

    0

    $0

  • Adult Lift Ticket ONLY

    $51

    Adult lift ticket only - no rentals or lessons.

    $51

    0

    $0

  • Adult Ski Lesson

    $48

    Adult Lift Ticket and Ski Lesson (no rentals)

    $48

    0

    $0

  • Adult Ski Lesson & Rental

    $66.50

    Adult Lift Ticket, Ski Lesson and Ski Rentals

    $66.50

    0

    $0

  • Adult Snowboard Lesson

    $48

    Adult Lift Ticket and Snowboard Lesson (no rentals)

    $48

    0

    $0

  • Adult Snowboard Lesson&Rental

    $66.50

    Adult Lift Ticket, Snowboard Lesson and Snowboard Rentals

    $66.50

    0

    $0

  • Pass Holder Ski Lesson

    $39.50

    Norquay or Ski Big 3 pass holder - Ski lesson only (no Lift Ticket or Rental) For students or adults with appropriate passes.

    $39.50

    0

    $0

  • Pass Holder Snowboard Lesson

    $39.50

    Norquay or Ski Big 3 pass holder - Snowboard lesson only (no Lift Ticket or Rental) For students or adults with appropriate passes.

    $39.50

    0

    $0

  • 4 & 5 Ski Lesson & Rental

    $37.50

    Age 4 & 5 ski lesson and equipment rental included in price. This age group does NOT need a lift ticket.

    $37.50

    0

    $0

  • 4 & 5 Snowboard Lesson&Rental

    $37.50

    Age 4 & 5 Snowboard Lesson & equipment rental included in price. Age 4 & 5 children do NOT need a lift ticket.

    $37.50

    0

    $0

  • 4 & 5 Lesson ONLY

    $21

    Age 4 & 5 Ski or Snowboard Lesson ONLY (no rental, no lift ticket) **Please specify ski or snowboard under the "Anything We Should Know" section when purchasing your ticket.

    $21

    0

    $0

Total

$0

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